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  • On Campus: McHenry East grad Kelsea Cichocki swings hot bat for Western Michigan

    When Kelsea Cichocki steps into the batter’s box, she borrows a phrase from a golf movie to stay focused.
    March 25, 2017 - 12:17 am
  • High school softball roundup: McHenry, Crystal Lake South win big

    McHenry'sMannon Amelio went 3 for 3 with a double and a triple, three RBIs and three runs scored, and the Warriors defeated Sycamore, 11-1, in five in ...
    March 24, 2017 - 9:57 pm
  • High School Boys Basketball: Northwest Herald statistical leaders

    BOYS BASKETBALL Area Leaders Scoring Player, School Games Points Avg. Mike Volkening, Mgo 33 836 ...
    March 25, 2017 - 10:00 pm
  • High school boys basketball: 2017 Northwest Herald All-Area Team

    Northwest Herald All-Area TeamFirst TeamBlaine BayerRichmond-Burton, 5-9, sr., GBayer averaged 17 po ...
    March 24, 2017 - 6:05 pm
  • High school girls soccer: Richmond-Burton tops Woodstock in PKs; Crystal Lake South wins

    Richmond-Burton defeated Woodstock 4-3 on penalty kicks in the teams' season and Kishwaukee River Conference opener.
    March 22, 2017 - 12:12 am
  • High school lacrosse: Prairie Ridge beats McHenry in FVC opener

    Jacob Sperling and Zack Starks each scored four goals for Prairie Ridge's lacrosse team Tuesday in a 15-4 win over McHenry in Fox Valley Conference pl ...
    March 22, 2017 - 12:13 am
  • 2017 Northwest Herald All-Area Girls Basketball Team

    First teamLiz AlsotMcHenry, jr., FAlsot paced the Warriors with 13 points and 11.7 rebounds a game a ...
    March 21, 2017 - 7:55 pm
  • PHOTOS: 2017 Northwest Herald All-Area Girls Basketball Team

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    March 21, 2017 - 6:49 pm
  • High school boys baseball roundup: McHenry's Bobby Miller fans 9 in 4 innings, beats Antioch

    McHenry right-hander Bobby Miller struck out nine batters over four innings Monday as the Warriors won their baseball season opener, 10-0, over host A ...
    March 20, 2017 - 10:34 pm
  • High school baseball: McHenry's Bobby Miller focusing on final high school season, not MLB dreams

    The attention is coming, whether McHenry senior Bobby Miller is ready or not. Every time he steps o ...
    March 22, 2017 - 3:44 pm
  • PHOTOS: Five baseball players to watch

    Mike Addante, Jacobs, sr., CFThe left-handed-hitting leadoff man wreaked havoc with his speed for th ...
    March 19, 2017 - 5:46 pm
  • High school baseball: 2017 team preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Don Sutherland (30th season)Last year’s record: 22-11, 12-5 FV ...
    March 20, 2017 - 1:21 am
  • High school softball: Prairie Ridge hopeful it finally can end regional drought in 2017

    Prairie Ridge starting pitcher Hailey Baker remembers the details of every softball game she has played in.
    March 20, 2017 - 1:16 am
  • High School Water Polo: McHenry wins tournament in dramatic fashion

    Riley Hedberg scored two goals with less than a minute remaining as McHenry defeated Lincoln-Way West, 10-9, in the Schaumburg Water Polo Tournament S ...
    March 18, 2017 - 10:53 pm
  • High school softball: 2017 team preview capsules

    Fox Valley Conference Cary-GroveCoach: Tammy Olson (24th season)Last year’s record: 11-19 overall, 2 ...
    March 18, 2017 - 5:31 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Paddock resigns at McHenry after 13 seasons

    Tim Paddock will miss the relationships and interaction with his McHenry coaches and players the most.
    March 18, 2017 - 12:13 am
  • High school boys water polo: Hedberg scores 6 for McHenry in tourney win over Hoffman Estates

    Riley Hedberg scored six goals and Mike Matusek added five for the McHenry boys water polo team Friday in a 17-2 win over Hoffman Estates in the Schau ...
    March 17, 2017 - 7:50 pm
  • On Campus: CLS grad Chanel Fanter helps Saint Xavier to NAIA title game appearance

    Losing the NAIA Division II national championship basketball game Tuesday didn’t make Chanel Fanter overly emotional.
    March 17, 2017 - 5:27 pm
  • High school girls soccer: 2017 team preview capsules

    Fox Valley ConferenceCary-GroveCoach: Ray Kristol (11th season)Last year: 9-6-1 overall, lost in reg ...
    March 16, 2017 - 7:57 pm
  • College baseball: McHenry County College wins 2 in South Carolina

    McHenry County College had no problem finding runs in its two baseball games Wednesday in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
    March 15, 2017 - 8:33 pm
  • High school boys tennis: 2017 team preview capsules

    FOX VALLEY CONFERENCE Cary-Grove Coach: Amanda Schuetzle (7th season) Last year: 19-2 (10-2 FVC) ...
    March 15, 2017 - 8:31 pm
  • High school basketball: McHenry County Area All-Star Game rosters announced

    Jacobs’ most successful boys basketball season in school history will end this week, one way or another.
    March 13, 2017 - 1:01 am
  • High school boys water polo: McHenry upsets Oak Park-River Forest, finishes 1-3 at Palatine Tournament

    McHenry's boys water polo team went 1-2 Saturday to finish the season-opening Palatine Tournament with a 1-3 record.
    March 11, 2017 - 10:44 pm
  • High school boys water polo: McHenry falls to St. Ignatius in Palatine Tournament

    McHenry's boys water polo team opened its season Friday with a 17-10 loss to St. Ignatius in the Palatine Tournament.
    March 10, 2017 - 11:03 pm
  • High school water polo: McHenry still optimistic as rebuilding year begins

    For some members of the McHenry swimming team, the best day of the year is when swimming season ends. The grueling, repetitive laps of swimming's wint ...
    March 9, 2017 - 5:18 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Athlete of the week, power rankings and more in this week's insider

    Athlete of the WeekBlaine BayerRichmond-Burton, Senior, GuardR-B lost to Marengo, 53-45, in the Clas ...
    March 6, 2017 - 5:31 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Upstart McHenry falls shy of regional championship with loss to Conant

    PALATINE – Gavin Markgraff's 3-point attempt sailed through the hoop as Conant's Jimmy Sotos' hip turned into McHenry's junior sharp shooter on the fo ...
    March 4, 2017 - 12:00 am
  • On Campus: Former Prairie Ridge standout Kirsten Stevens off to quick start in senior season with Wisconsin softball

    Pitching last season in the Big Ten Conference made Kirsten Stevens sure of one thing. She wanted her second season for Wisconsin’s softball team to b ...
    March 3, 2017 - 6:21 pm
  • High school girls basketball: All-Fox Valley Conference team announced

    A wild and exciting finish to the 2016-17 season resulted in a four-way tie for the Fox Valley Conference girls basketball crown between Huntley, Dund ...
    March 2, 2017 - 5:07 pm
  • High school boys basketball: McHenry holds off Barrington to reach Class 4A regional championship game

    PALATINE – McHenry had played too well through three quarters, building a double-digit lead and frustrating Barrington’s offense, to let a win slip aw ...
    March 2, 2017 - 4:04 pm
  • Women's basketball: McHenry Community College falls to Triton College

    McHenry Community College was handed a 75-72 home loss Tuesday by Triton College despite 18 points and 12 rebounds from Harvard grad Makenna Powell in ...
    Feb. 28, 2017 - 10:20 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: McHenry tops Hampshire to continue hot streak

    McHenry rode a big night from Gavin Markgraff to its fifth win in its past six games Friday with a 63-55 victory over Fox Valley Conference basketball ...
    Feb. 24, 2017 - 11:48 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs escapes with 42-41 win over McHenry

    ALGONQUIN — At the end of every practice, Jacobs boys basketball does a drill coach Jimmy Roberts calls the “80 percent drill.” The team shoots 25 fre ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:44 pm
  • PHOTOS: Boys basketball power rankings

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    Feb. 21, 2017 - 12:06 am
  • High school boys basketball: Athlete of the week; power rankings; news and notes

    Athlete of the WeekEvan BridgesWoodstock, Sophomore, GuardBridges demonstrated why Blue Streaks coac ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 5:43 pm
  • ‘He lived one [heck] of a life’

    Chuck Cuda had several brushes with greatness in his younger years.While attending Morton High Schoo ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 12:56 am
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op's 200 freestyle relay, Ethan Hare in 200 free make state

    BARRINGTON – All Cary-Grove co-op junior Cameron Castro could think about since last week's Fox Valley Conference Invitational was the Trojans' upcomi ...
    Feb. 19, 2017 - 12:17 am
  • High school wrestling: Harvard's Fiegel, Prairie Ridge's Fetzner finish 3rd; 10 locals on podium through consolation brackets

    CHAMPAIGN – Harvard wrestler Josh Fiegel wanted to bring a new perspective to his senior season. After placing fourth at state as a sophomore, Fiegel ...
    Feb. 18, 2017 - 5:26 pm
  • High school wrestling: Four advance to state final matches

    CHAMPAIGN – Marian Central junior Anthony Randazzo’s first trip to the state tournament, as a freshman two years ago, ended after one match: a narrow ...
    Feb. 18, 2017 - 12:00 am
  • High school wrestling: State tournament day two live updates

    Championship Semifinal matchups(Scheduled to start at 7 p.m. Friday)2A 106: Landen Pfeiffer (Marengo ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 5:34 pm
  • High school wrestling: 17 local wrestlers win opening bouts at IHSA state championships

    CHAMPAIGN — Seventeen local wrestlers won their first bout at the IHSA wrestling finals at State Farm Center in Champaign. Crystal Lake Central's Lenn ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 1:36 am
  • High school wrestling: Individual state preview capsules

    Thirty-five local wrestlers qualified for the 2017 state tournament, which runs Thursday through Saturday in Champaign. Here is some information on ho ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 7:15 pm
  • High school wrestling: 35 from the area headed to state tournament

    Lenny Petersen came into high school wanting to be a four-time state champion. The dream of that feat, which has only been accomplished 15 times in st ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 8:27 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Crystal Lake South edges McHenry in 2 OTs, will meet Dundee-Crown in regional final

    McHENRY — Through 40 minutes of basketball, not once did Crystal Lake South coach Mark Mucha go to his bench. 
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 11:33 pm
  • Inside high school boys basketball: Woodstock North's Vic Ortiz is athlete of the week; power rankings

    Athlete of the WeekVic OrtizWoodstock North, sr., GOrtiz hit eight 3-pointers and scored a school-re ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 6:07 pm
  • PHOTOS: Huntley, McHenry, Jacobs at Barrington wrestling sectional

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    Feb. 12, 2017 - 12:10 am
  • High school wrestling: Ten advance to state at 3A Barrington Sectional, including program-record five from Huntley

    BARRINGTON – Two sets of wrestling brothers – Huntley's Sam and Zach Spencer and Jacobs' Jake and Beau Harrier – took similar, difficult, paths throug ...
    Feb. 11, 2017 - 11:51 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: McHenry, Cary-Grove win FVC games

    Gavin Markgraff scored 13 points and led McHenry's boys basketball team past Crystal Lake Central in a 50-28 Fox Valley Conference victory Saturday at ...
    Feb. 11, 2017 - 10:42 pm
  • High school girls bowling: Dundee-Crown's Taylor Gonio 16th at sectional; no locals make state

    Dundee-Crown bowler Taylor Gonio finished 16th at the Belvidere Sectional, five spots short of qualifying for state. The D-C senior was the top finish ...
    Feb. 11, 2017 - 8:56 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op wins 10th straight FVC Invitational

    WOODSTOCK – Two of Ethan Hare's teammates lifted the Cary-Grove co-op boys swimming captain onto their shoulders inside the Woodstock North High Schoo ...
    Feb. 11, 2017 - 6:02 pm
  • On Campus: Johnsburg grad Bruce Carpenter named QBs coach at St. Thomas in Minnesota

    Moving is a necessary evil for college football coaches. Bruce Carpenter and his family have experienced plenty of that.
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 4:33 pm
  • High school girls basketball insider: Johnsburg's Morgan Madsen is Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    NORTHWEST HERALD ATHLETE OF THE WEEKMorgan MadsenJohnsburg, so., G/FMadsen had a monster game in a 5 ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 5:50 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: Crystal Lake Central's Brock Montford is Athlete of the Week; Power Ranking; notes and sectional sites

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKBrock MontfordCrystal Lake Central, so., 113 poundsMontford returned to the mat f ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 6:29 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Dundee-Crown shares FVC lead after remarkable turnaround

    There's no special formula for Dundee-Crown's seven-game winning streak, the longest in girls basketball coach Sarah Miller's three-plus years.
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 12:46 am
  • High school girls basketball: Cary-Grove defeats McHenry to set up shot at FVC title

    CARY – When McHenry forward Liz Alsot picked up her third foul on the first possession of the second half Tuesday at Cary-Grove, it was only the begin ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 10:26 pm
  • College football: McHenry East grad Robert Tonyan of Indiana State hopes to impress NFL scouts

    Robert Tonyan completely embraced the learning opportunity last summer.Tonyan returned from Indiana ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 4:35 pm
  • Boys High School Basketball: C-G's McCumber is Player of the Week; Jacobs stays No. 1

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Matt McCumber Cary-Grove, sr., F McCumber is better known for his work on the ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 5:05 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: McHenry, Huntley, Prairie Ridge win FVC games

    McHenry’s Madi Kaempf celebrated her senior day with 20 points Saturday as the Warriors defeated Jacobs, 48-35, in their Fox Valley Conference girls b ...
    Feb. 4, 2017 - 11:22 pm
  • High school girls bowling roundup: Marengo's Secor, Anthony advance to Belvidere Sectional

    Marengo’s Leah Secor and Megan Anthony advanced as individuals from the IHSA Boylan Bowling Regional on Saturday to next week’s Belvidere Sectional.
    Feb. 4, 2017 - 9:30 pm
  • High school boys basketball: McHenry hands Prairie Ridge first FVC loss

    McHENRY – McHenry sensed what could be coming from Prairie Ridge.As well as the Warriors had played ...
    Feb. 4, 2017 - 12:07 am
  • On Campus: Cary-Grove grad Katie Barker's 3-point shooting boosts Ohio Bobcats

    A knee injury kept Katie Barker off the court last winter for portions of her redshirt season at Ohio University.
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 5:45 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op handles McHenry before heading into postseason

    McHENRY – The Cary-Grove co-op boys swim team had long since clinched the dual meet victory over McHenry, but Trojans senior captain Ethan Hare came o ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 12:39 am
  • Women's college basketball: McHenry County College defeats Oakton; Washington records double-double

    Quixmia Washington recorded a double-double with 28 points and 11 steals to lead McHenry County College past Oakton Community College, 72-38, on Thurs ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 10:35 pm
  • PHOTOS: Cary-Grove co-op vs. McHenry boys swimming

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    Feb. 3, 2017 - 12:41 am
  • High school football: McHenry's Colton Folliard gets jump on college career at Concordia-St. Paul

    Colton Folliard naturally looked up to his cousin Sean Folliard as a role model in his own football career.
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 6:20 pm
  • High school wrestling: Harvard's Brandon Most is Athlete of the Week, power rankings, notes and regional assignments

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEK Brandon Most, Harvard, sr., 285 pounds Most had the Hornets’ only pin in a dec ...
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 8:34 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Cary-Grove slips past McHenry

    McHENRY – Cary-Grove guard Zach Beaugureau was silent most of the game on offense, yet still managed to have the last word.
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 11:40 pm
  • Women's college basketball: McHenry County College loses to Waubonsee Community College

    Quixmia Washington scored 19 points for McHenry County College in a 76-55 loss to Waubonsee Community College on Tuesday in Sugar Grove. Harvard High ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 10:18 pm
  • High school football: McHenry RB Gio Purpura, other local athletes ready to sign

    Gio Purpura had a strong résumé with some eye-catching highlights to sell to prospective colleges. ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 11:42 pm
  • Northwest Herald Boys Basketball Power Rankings: Jan. 31

    Check out the top five boys hoops teams in the area ...
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 11:09 am
  • High school boys swimming roundup: Jacobs co-op beats Huntley; McHenry beats IMSA

    The Jacobs co-op boys swimming team swept every event in a 122-48 victory over Huntley on Monday in Carpentersville. Alec Orndahl, Elijah Stuart, Eric ...
    Jan. 30, 2017 - 10:33 pm
  • High school boys basketball insider: Richmond-Burton's Blaine Bayer is Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKBlaine BayerRichmond-Burton, sr., GBayer gave Marengo all kinds of trouble Friday ...
    Jan. 30, 2017 - 4:54 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: Johnsburg, Woodstock North, McHenry all win dual meets

    It came down to the final bout at heavyweight between Johnsburg and Richmond-Burton on Friday in Richmond. Johnsburg’s Dyllan Hess earned the deciding ...
    Jan. 27, 2017 - 10:59 pm
  • High school boys basketball: McHenry rolls past Crystal Lake South

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Three minutes into Friday’s boys basketball game between Crystal Lake South and McHenry, the visiting Warriors trailed, 4-2, and had co ...
    Jan. 27, 2017 - 10:48 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Dundee-Crown tops McHenry for 5th straight win

    CARPENTERSVILLE – Dundee-Crown's defense did its job against McHenry in the first quarter, but the offense lagged behind.
    Jan. 27, 2017 - 10:38 pm
  • Inside High School Girls Basketball: Richmond-Burton's Brooke Legnaioli is Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKBrooke LegnaioliRichmond-Burton, sr., G Legnaioli drained eight 3-pointers for th ...
    Jan. 26, 2017 - 11:17 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: McHenry, Jacobs win in FVC action

    Liz Alsot’s 19 points led McHenry past Crystal Lake Central, 41-24, in Fox Valley Conference girls baskeball action Wednesday in McHenry. Alsot scored ...
    Jan. 25, 2017 - 10:52 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Prairie Ridge tops Huntley, but Kyle Loeding hurt; McHenry, Jacobs, Alden-Hebron win

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Prairie Ridge had to get past Huntley without one of its leading scorers, when 6-foot-2 forward Kyle Loeding injured a knee in the firs ...
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 11:06 pm
  • Women's college basketball: Morton College beats McHenry County College

    Woodstock North graduate Kristy Darling made five 3-pointers and led McHenry County College with 15 points in a 70-62 loss to Morton College on Tuesda ...
    Jan. 24, 2017 - 9:54 pm
  • High School Boys Basketball Insider: Marian Central's Sam Ohlrich is Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKSam OhlrichMarian Central, sr., FOhlrich tossed in 28 points and 22 rebounds as t ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 11:48 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: CL Central 5th at Oak Park-River Forest Huskie Invitational

    Crystal Lake Central took fifth place Saturday at the Oak Park-River Forest Huskie Invitational, with 10 wrestlers placing in the top eight. The host ...
    Jan. 21, 2017 - 10:28 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: CL South, Dundee-Crown, Marian Central and Hampshire win

    Crystal Lake South 49, Prairie Ridge 37: At Prairie Ridge, South's Taylor Jozefowicz scored 18 points and Annika Sevcik scored 12 to lead the Gators ( ...
    Jan. 21, 2017 - 10:05 pm
  • High school boys swimming: McHenry wins Mary Landa Invite at Woodstock North

    The McHenry boys swim team won the Mary Landa Invite on Saturday at Woodstock North. The Warriors won with a score of 597.5, beating out second-place ...
    Jan. 21, 2017 - 8:58 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Jacobs defeats McHenry in FVC

    McHENRY – Everything was going Jacobs’ way toward the end of the first half.First, Ajani Rodriguez's ...
    Jan. 21, 2017 - 12:02 am
  • High school boys swimming roundup: Jacobs co-op beats McHenry, Woodstock co-op

    Jacobs co-op boys swimming defeated McHenry and Woodstock co-op in a meet at Woodstock North on Thursday. Jacobs’ 85 total points beat McHenry’s 62 an ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 7:41 am
  • Girls basketball: Johnsburg's Interrante is Northwest Herald's ahtlete of the week

    Northwest Herald Athlete of the WeekAannah InterranteJohnsburg, jr., GInterrante's six-game streak o ...
    Jan. 19, 2017 - 8:01 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: McHenry's Lucas Busse is Athlete of the Week, power rankings, notes and events to watch

    Athlete of the week Lucas BusseMcHenry, sr., 120 poundsFor the second week in a row, Busse had a str ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 5:59 pm
  • McHenry County College Athletic Hall of Fame welcomes 5 new members

    CRYSTAL LAKE – Rafael Arellano remembers how frustrating it was at Woodstock High School in the early 1990s.
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 12:21 am
  • Women's college basketball: McHenry County College beats Elgin Community College

    McHenry County College's women's basketball team defeated Elgin Community College, 56-33, on Tuesday in Crystal Lake behind 12 points from Kaleigh Joh ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 10:23 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: McHenry finishes 4th at Burlington MLK tourney; Woodstock wins in final seconds

    McHenry led for most of three quarters, but Genoa-Kingston's hot-shooting fourth quarter proved enough to give the Cogs third place at the Burlington ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 11:14 pm
  • Inside High School Boys Basketball: Prairie Ridge's Kyle Loeding is Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    Athlete of the WeekKyle LoedingPrairie Ridge, sr., FLoeding had team highs of 18 points and eight re ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 5:23 pm
  • High school girls bowling: Dundee-Crown 2nd in Jacobs Invitational; Huntley 6th; Marengo 7th; Johnsburg 8th; McHenry 10th; Jacobs 12th

    Dundee-Crown's girls bowling team finished second Saturday in the 20-team Jacobs Invitational at Liberty Lanes in Carpentersville with 5,308 pins. Fre ...
    Jan. 15, 2017 - 5:12 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: Marengo reaches final of Burlington Central MLK tourney

    Marengo won a pair of close games Saturday to advance to the championship game of the Burlington Central MLK Classic. 
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 10:38 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: McHenry 2nd in Batavia Tournament with 3 individual champs

    McHenry finished second at the 17-team Batavia Tournament on Saturday with three individual champions and nine place winners.
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 10:24 pm
  • High school boys bowling roundup: Joey Brown's perfect game helps Woodstock reach sectional

    Woodstock's Joey Brown rolled a 300 in his fifth game of Saturday's Guilford Regional at Don Carter Lanes. The perfect game helped Brown to a 1,299 se ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 8:43 pm
  • High school boys swimming: Cary-Grove co-op wins Jefferson Invite; McHenry 4th; Woodstock has individual champion

    Cary-Grove co-op did not win an individual event and won only one relay but earned the team championship Saturday at the boys swimming J-Hawk Invitati ...
    Jan. 14, 2017 - 8:39 pm
  • High school girls basketball: McHenry edges Cary-Grove behind Madisyn Kaempf's clutch free throw

    McHENRY – McHenry girls basketball coach Rob Niemic was so confident in Madisyn Kaempf's ability to hit the go-ahead free throw against Cary-Grove wit ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 10:20 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo beats McHenry; Volkening surpasses 1,000 points

    BURLINGTON – Mike Volkening was quick to get the formalities out of the way. Marengo’s senior guard entered Friday’s boys basketball game against McHe ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 9:50 pm
  • High school boys swimming: McHenry defeats Zion-Benton

    McHenry's Dylan Qualls and Riley Hedberg each won two events to help the Warriors to a nonconference boys swimming win, 118-52, over Zion-Benton on Fr ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 9:00 pm
  • High school wrestling: Jacobs defeats McHenry for 4th straight FVC dual win

    McHENRY – Jacobs freshman Nick Nygaard had just lost his 220-pound match to a senior with at least a few inches of height on him, and he needed some i ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 12:58 am
  • Women's college basketball: McHenry County College loses to Moraine Valley

    McHenry County College's women’s basketball team lost to Moraine Valley Community College, 61-53, on Thursday in Crystal Lake. Quixmia Washington had ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 10:40 pm
  • Inside High School Girls Basketball: Marengo's Marissa Knobloch is Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    Northwest Herald Athlete of the Week Marissa KnoblochMarengo, so., GKnobloch scored a career-high 26 ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 5:13 pm
  • Boys basketball: McHenry downs Dundee-Crown on late put-back in overtime

    McHENRY – There was one word McHenry’s players and coaches kept coming back to regarding their game against Dundee-Crown – toughness.
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 12:48 am
  • High school boys bowling roundup: Woodstock beats McHenry; Huntley tops Elgin

    Eddie Zurawski’s 675 series led Woodstock boys bowling past McHenry, 2,673 to 2,417, on Wednesday at Raymond’s Bowl in Johnsburg. Zurawski bowled game ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 10:55 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: Huntley's David Ferrante is Athlete of the Week, power rankings, notes and event to watch

    Athlete of the Week DAVID FERRANTEHuntley, fr. 152 Ferrante won the 152-pound title at the Sycamore ...
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 12:52 am
  • Women's college basketball: McHenry County College tops Oakton Community College

    McHenry County College's women’s basketball team beat Oakton Community College, 72-49, with the help of Quixmia Washington’s 22 points Tuesday in Des ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 10:49 pm
  • High school boys bowling roundup: Huntley beats McHenry

    Kevin Sieb's 624 series led Huntley's boys bowling team past McHenry, 3,325-3,073, Tuesday at Bowl-Hi Lanes in Huntley. Sieb bowled games of 214, 195 ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 10:46 pm
  • High school boys swimming: McHenry beats Huntley, Elgin

    McHenry's boys swimming team won 10 of 11 events in a triangular meet that included duals against Huntley and Elgin on Tuesday at McHenry. McHenry def ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 10:43 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Crystal Lake South, Hampshire, Huntley, Prairie Ridge win in FVC play

    Crystal Lake South dug out of a hole to beat McHenry, 46-38, on Tuesday in Crystal Lake. The Gators trailed, 16-2, after the first quarter. Taylor Joz ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 10:23 pm
  • High school boys bowling roundup: McHenry beats Larkin

    The McHenry boys bowling team beat Larkin, 2,594-2,404, Monday at Elgin Lanes in Elgin. Ramsey Trost and Ryan Hicks combined for the Warriors’ best se ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 9:36 pm
  • 72 years later, local family discovers photo of grandfather, former MLB pitcher with Frank Sinatra

    David Badgley’s first impression upon seeing the photo was how young his grandpa appeared. One of David’s 11 siblings had asked what number their gran ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 12:35 am
  • Inside High School Boys Basketball: McHenry's Gavin Markgraff is Athlete of the Week; power rankings; more

    Athlete of the WeekGavin MarkgraffMcHenry, Junior, ForwardMarkgraff scored 20 points and hit four 3- ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 5:13 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: Huntley 2nd at Sycamore Tournament with two champions

    The Huntley wrestling team finished second overall at the 26-team Sycamore Invitational, led by first-place finishes from Luke Loprieno (138 pounds) a ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 10:17 pm
  • High school boys swimming: McHenry 3rd at Vernon Hills Invitational

    McHenry's Riley Hedberg won the 100-yard butterfly and Josh Zabor won the 100 freestyle Saturday at the boys swimming Vernon Hills Invitational. Hedbe ...
    Jan. 7, 2017 - 9:26 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: McHenry, Dundee-Crown, Huntley, Richmond-Burton win

    Liz Alsot scored 16 points and powered McHenry past Hampshire, 38-34, Friday in Fox Valley Conference girls basketball action in McHenry. Alsot made s ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 11:31 pm
  • On Campus: Marengo grad Zach Knobloch helps UW-Whitewater shoot to No. 11 in D-III basketball poll

    When freshman athletes arrive at Wisconsin-Whitewater, men’s basketball coach Pat Miller isn’t sure what to expect.
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 5:25 pm
  • High school wrestling: Huntley beats McHenry, stays perfect in FVC

    HUNTLEY – The 120-pound match in Thursday's Fox Valley Conference wrestling dual between Huntley and McHenry simmered and simmered.
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 10:55 pm
  • High school boys bowling roundup: Goessele leads McHenry past Johnsburg

    Hunter Goessele’s 569 series led McHenry to a 3,129-2,662 victory over Johnsburg on Thursday at Raymond’s Bowl in Johnsburg. Goessele rolled games of ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 10:12 pm
  • High school girls bowling roundup: Johnsburg edges McHenry; Marengo loses to Belvidere North

    Johnsburg girls bowling narrowly edged McHenry, 2,292-2,272, Thursday at Raymond's Bowl in Johnsburg. Johnsburg’s Skyler Malcolm led the Skyhawks with ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 10:10 pm
  • High school boys swimming roundup: Woodstock co-op beats Byron; McHenry barely loses to DeKalb-Sycamore

    Jeremy Wolf contributed in four of Woodstock co-op’s five race victories in an 89-81 win over Byron co-op Thursday at Woodstock North. 
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 8:45 pm
  • Inside High School Girls Basketball: Huntley's Morgan Clausen is Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKMorgan ClausenHuntley, sr., FClausen averaged 14.8 points and eight rebounds a ga ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 6:45 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: Jacobs tops McHenry

    The Jacobs girls basketball held McHenry to single-digit scoring in all four quarters in a 37-23 win Wednesday in Algonquin. 
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 10:04 pm
  • High school wrestling insider: Cary-Grove's Cadin Koeppel is Athlete of the Week, power rankings and more

    Athlete of the WeekCadin Koeppel, Cary-Grove, Jr., 195 poundsKoeppel took second place at the Whitew ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 5:08 pm
  • Inside High School Boys Basketball: Jacobs' Cameron Krutwig is Athlete of the Week; power rankings; more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKCameron KrutwigJacobs, sr., CKrutwig was excited about keeping the Jacobs Hinkle ...
    Jan. 2, 2017 - 5:45 pm
  • Boys swimming: Team preview capsules

    CARY-GROVE CO-OP Coach: Scott Lattyak (first season) Last year: First at FVC meet, two-state quali ...
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 3:23 pm
  • Prep zone: 2016 in their own words

    At the end of each calendar year, some of the area’s athletes and coaches who provided us sports highlights are asked to provide their favorite person ...
    Dec. 31, 2016 - 10:08 pm
  • Five swimmers to watch

    Harold OgabanHampshire, so.Ogaban won the FVC title in the 100 breaststroke last year as a freshman ...
    Dec. 31, 2016 - 10:02 pm
  • High school boys swimming preview: Cary-Grove and McHenry aiming to stay on top after changing of the guard

    The start of the 2016-17 season arrived with some big changes for two of the area’s top teams, in the pool and on the deck. Cary-Grove co-op and McHen ...
    Dec. 31, 2016 - 9:55 pm
  • High school boys basketball roundup: McHenry defeats Thornton Fractional South

    Gavin Markgraff scored 20 points to lead McHenry in a 59-57 win over Thornton Fractional South on Thursday at the York Jack Tosh Holiday Tournament in ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 8:48 pm
  • Inside High School Girls Basketball: Hampshire's Rachel Dumoulin is Athlete of the Week; power rankings; more

    Northwest Herald Athlete of the WeekRachel DumoulinHampshire, sr., G-FDumoulin had 17 points against ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 5:09 pm
  • High school wrestling: Crystal Lake Central's Seamus O'Donnell is athlete of the week, power rankings, notes, event to watch

    Athlete of the weekSeamus O’DonnellCrystal Lake Central, jr., 195O’Donnell reached the finals of the ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 11:35 am
  • High school boys swimming: McHenry fourth in top flight at Deerfield Invitational

    McHenry finished fourth in Flight A at Deerfield's Don Davis sprint pentathlon invitational with 417 points, third in Flight B (378) and fifth in Flig ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 5:30 am
  • High school wrestling roundup: Cary-Grove's Cadin Koeppel into semifinals at Whitewater Mid-States Classic; McHenry and Woodstock North go 2-1 in duals

    Cary-Grove’s Cadin Koeppel won both of his matches by first-round pin on Wednesday at the Whitewater Mid-States Classic at University of Wisconsin-Whi ...
    Dec. 29, 2016 - 1:17 am
  • High school boys basketball: Marengo defeats Sycamore in E.C. Nichols Holiday Classic

    Mike Volkening had a game-high 20 points with three 3-pointers Tuesday to lead Marengo's boys basketball team to a 49-33 victory over Sycamore at the ...
    Dec. 27, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • High school wrestling: McHenry has 6 champions at Evanston Holiday Tournament

    The McHenry wrestling team had six individual champions Tuesday at the Evanston Holiday Tournament in Evanston.
    Dec. 27, 2016 - 10:16 pm
  • High school boys basketball insider: Richmond-Burton's Joey St. Pierre is Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    ATHLETE OF THE WEEKJoey St. PierreRichmond-Burton, sr., CSt. Pierre had two of his best games, scori ...
    Dec. 26, 2016 - 6:28 pm
  • McHenry County College to induct 5 into Hall of Fame in January

    Rick Peterson’s collegiate basketball career rated high by any standards.The fact that Peterson did ...
    Dec. 24, 2016 - 10:23 pm
  • High school girls basketball: McHenry tops Prairie Ridge to win Northern Illinois Holiday Classic

    McHENRY – McHenry's Liz Alsot punished Prairie Ridge on the inside repeatedly, outmuscling and outworking Wolves defenders underneath the basket and f ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 11:07 pm
  • Inside High School Girls Basketball: McHenry's Izzy Gscheidle is Athlete of the Week; power rankings; more

    Northwest Herald Athlete of the WeekIzzy GscheidleMcHenry, so., GGscheidle has been on fire at the N ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 5:07 pm
  • Girls basketball: McHenry beats Crystal Lake South in Northern Illinois Holiday Classic semifinal

    McHENRY – McHenry sophomore Izzy Gscheidle was given space and didn’t shy away from an opportunity.G ...
    Dec. 22, 2016 - 1:00 am
  • High school wrestling: McHenry freshman Jaden Glauser impresses beyond his years

    McHenry wrestling coach Jake Guardalabene heard about Jaden Glauser a few years ago, sometime around when Jaden was a sixth-grader. His older brother, ...
    Dec. 21, 2016 - 12:16 am
  • High school boys basketball insider: Johnsburg's Zach Toussaint is Athlete of the Week; Power Rankings; more

    Athlete of the WeekZach ToussaintJohnsburg, so., GToussaint continued his scoring tear for the Skyha ...
    Dec. 19, 2016 - 9:33 pm
  • High school wrestling roundup: Prairie Ridge finishes 3rd at Harvard tournament; McHenry goes 2-1 at home quad

    Prairie Ridge had four first-place finishers and took third place overall Saturday in the Sciacca/Holtfreter Wrestling Tournament at Harvard. Antioch’ ...
    Dec. 17, 2016 - 10:24 pm
  • High school boys swimming roundup: McHenry finishes 2nd at Vito Lopin Relays, Woodstock co-op sixth

    McHenry's boys swimming team placed second Saturday in the Vito Lopin Relays at Rockford East with 157 points, behind Moline’s 167. Woodstock co-op fi ...
    Dec. 17, 2016 - 10:19 pm
  • High school girls basketball roundup: McHenry, Crystal Lake South, Prairie Ridge advance to Northern Holiday Classic semifinals; complete tournament results

    Izzy Gscheidle scored 29 points Saturday in the McHenry girls basketball team's 50-39 win over Belvidere in the Northern Illinois Holiday Classic at M ...
    Dec. 17, 2016 - 10:05 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Johnsburg, Richmond-Burton, Crystal Lake South, McHenry, Prairie Ridge and Woodstock win tournament openers

    Richmond-Burton's KC Davids scored a game-high 23 points, and Brooke Leganaioli hit four 3-pointers to add 17 points, leading the Rockets to a win ove ...
    Dec. 16, 2016 - 10:43 pm
  • High school boys basketball: Markgraff leads McHenry past Huntley, Crystal Lake Central tops Marengo

    McHenry's Gavin Markgraff scored a game-high 26 points, hitting four 3-pointers and going 10 of 11 at the free-throw line, to lead the Warriors to a 6 ...
    Dec. 16, 2016 - 10:39 pm
  • High school wrestling: Prairie Ridge tops Woodstock; McHenry, Huntley win

    Sophomores Jace Sparks (120 pounds) and Trey Piotrowski (138) each recorded pins for Prairie Ridge on Thursday in a 39-24 nonconference wrestling vict ...
    Dec. 15, 2016 - 10:33 pm
  • High school girls basketball: Johnsburg seeks to defend Northern Illinois Holiday Classic title

    The Johnsburg girls basketball team will look to defend its Northern Illinois Holiday Classic title starting Friday when the 16-team tournament tips o ...
    Dec. 15, 2016 - 8:27 pm
  • Inside high school girls basketball: Cary-Grove's Katie Sowa is Athlete of the Week; power rankings; more

    Northwest Herald Athlete of the WeekKatie SowaCary-Grove, jr., FSowa led the Trojans in two victorie ...
    Dec. 15, 2016 - 5:18 pm
  • Congratulations Gavin Sutton, February Athlete of the Month!